Another gorgeous weekend – we’re on a roll! Yesterday actually almost hit 70-degrees! I also believe it marks the first time in a long time the kids were able to have their Easter egg hunt outside instead of trying to find places indoors that the cats wouldn’t abscond with the eggs…heh!
The trees on our property are finally starting to bloom forth – now we’ll finally be able to figure out what they are! I’m looking forward to more warm sunny weather – of course the rain is back for today, and several days this week, but I’m OK with that since we had a beautiful weekend.
Meanwhile it’s Monday, always the perfect day for some great music! This week’s theme is a freebie, so grab your favorite tune and come dance along with us, won’t you?
Let’s start with a song that has a message of treating haters with kindness. The artist explained:
“I think people won’t even realize that their words are so meaningful and I think people need to hear that a little bit more. There’s just a lot that happens and now with social media and how much access people can have to your heart and your feelings, it’s a little frightening.
And I think that it’s very important to understand that if you combat it and don’t give in to it, it will just make you feel so much better. I will have such a heavy conscience if I retaliate all the hate I get. Trust me, I want to, but I do feel like that’s always been the best thing for me, is turning the other cheek.”
Here’s the talented Selena Gomez with “Kill ‘Em With Kindness”:
Next up is the three-time Grammy Award-winning a cappella group who took on Queen with an amazing cover of their iconic rock song.
The group piled onto a couch, stared deep into the lens of the camera, and kicked off their cover with a spine-tingling harmony before lending control to the group tenor. The vocalist took hold of the song while the other four band members provided backup.
The group’s rendition of Queen’s epic is nothing shy of incredible. Their take on this song is the lead-track off their latest album and is debatably their greatest cover video yet. Between their intense harmonies and insane vocal effects, this proved they are a force to be reckoned with.
Get ready to be impressed by Pentatonix with “Bohemian Rhapsody”:
Next up is a brand spankin’ new song from one of my all-time favorite artists – few do nostalgia quite like this artist. The artist reverses the familiar “there’s a first time for everything” phrase to illustrate how quickly time slips away – this time of year (graduation, wedding season, vacations) is made for reminiscing, and the artist touches on topics everyone can relate to: bad haircuts, young love, an old family pet and the death of a hero.
There’s something special about hearing the artist mention Little Jimmy Dickens, George Strait and Glenn Frey in song – it means a little more coming from a student of music like this particular artist. Observations on life and society are what he does best, and this song finds a fresh way to deliver to fans.
The video is awesome, too – he paired up with his bombshell and total comedian of a wife for the video, that had me laughing like crazy! I love them both!
Fun Fact: Brad Paisley’s new Love and War album comes out on April 21st (I can’t wait!) and includes collaborations with Mick Jagger, John Fogerty, Timbaland, and more – plus a shared songwriting credit with Johnny Cash.
Without further ado, here’s my boy, Brad Paisley, with “Last Time for Everything”:
Last but not least, is a song from one of my favorite pop artist who introduced this country-flavored power ballad in October 2016, but it really got notice when she performed it at the 2017 Super Bowl Halftime Show. I’ve shared it before, but it’s been (finally) getting more airplay on the local radio stations, so it returned to my radar of favorites. Every time it comes on, I crank it and belt it out!
The artist was quoted as saying:
“I wrote this song with a Nashville native, Hillary Lindsey. We sat on a couch together, and we were going back and forth, guitar and piano, and we were going, ‘Why these men, you know?’ All these men – my dad, my boyfriend, all the men in my life – they gave me a million reasons [to leave], but I just need one good one to stick around but you’re giving me a million to walk away…”
Here’s the inimitable Lady Gaga with “Million Reasons”:
That’s a wrap for this week – have a great Monday!
Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me: I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohort, Callie from JAmericanSpice., as well as the awesome Cathy from Curious as a CAThy.
Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!